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Climate Innovation Platform now welcoming applications for Cohort Four

The University of Birmingham in partnership with Energy Systems Catapult, are offering a bespoke business support package for those looking to commercialise low carbon focused solutions.

This support package will be available to those who join the fourth cohort of the Climate Innovation Platform (CIP) incubation programme.

The University of Birmingham’s CIP is delivering a series of business development opportunities to support businesses committed to driving energy technology innovation.

With grant funding, dedicated business development support, and expertise; CIP will invite thirteen climate-focused (UK based) businesses to join the fourth cohort.

This bespoke business support programme commences in January 2024 for six months, at which point five businesses will be selected for Phase Two to receive an additional six months of support.

Businesses on the CIP Programme will form part of a cohort of climate-focused businesses by engaging with both in-person, based in Birmingham, and virtual workshops. Alternating every two weeks between in-person and virtual.

So far over sixty SMEs have been supported through the Climate Innovation Platform; helping innovators to create new products and services leading to a direct impact towards reducing carbon emissions by 2030.

Here are just some examples of the support available:

  • ESC’s Energy Launchpad Incubation Programme
  • Cash grants: Phase 1 – up to £5,000 (13 businesses); Phase 2 – up to £20,500 (5 businesses)
  • Tailored mentoring
  • Incubator management and workspace at Innovative Cleantech hub based at Tyseley Energy Park, Birmingham
  • Business engagement support through University of Birmingham’s teams
  • Access to supply chain partner networks
  • Market research and IP strategy
  • Collaboration and invitation to events
  • Grant writing and bid development
  • Investor readiness and introductions

Recruitment for the latest cohort is now taking place, with the application deadline being 9:00 on Monday 20 November, with cohort four commencing in January 2024.

Supported by: HSBC UK and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

If you would like further information, or want to apply, please visit their website.

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Apply by 09:00 on Monday 20 November 2023

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